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Winner Ryan Smith (Trent Gower Photography Photo)

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Ryan Smith wins thriller at Selinsgrove Speedway for $10,000 payday

SELINSGROVE, Pa. (September 15, 2018) - Holding off a hard charging Freddie Rahmer, the ‘Kunkletown Kid’ Ryan Smith put fans on their feet on Saturday night in Central Pennsylvania, ultimately earning a first-ever Jim Nace Memorial/National Open victory at Selinsgrove Speedway.

For Smith, the route to Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 victory lane was not only challenging for the driver, but also challenging for the crew, as the team discovered a hole in the right-rear tire during an open red just before the midpoint of the 30-lap main event. Despite the setback, Smith and his team prevailed, eventually leading every lap to score the $10,000 payday.

The All Star victory, aboard the Mike McGhee & Associates No. 11, was Smith’s second of the 2018 season and his eighth overall with the Series. Freddie Rahmer held on to finish, just ahead of Brian Brown, Lucas Wolfe and TJ Stutts.

“This is all because of the crew guys standing behind me,” an elated Ryan Smith said in victory lane. “We started on this thing in May. We struggled some at first, but we kept getting faster and faster and now here we are in September with a big win. They work their butts off, that’s for sure. I definitely wouldn’t be standing here without their hard work and support.”

Ryan Smith and TJ Stutts led the field to green on Saturday night at Selinsgrove Speedway. Although Smith was able to get the initial jump, it was Salfordville, Pennsylvania’s Freddie Rahmer who was making the early moves, actually advancing from eighth to fifth by the time the leaders crossed under the flagstand to complete the first circuit.

The top-five remained unchanged until the main event’s first caution appeared on lap six for a slowing Michael Walter. When green flag action returned, Freddie Rahmer made another move toward the front, this time driving around Lucas Wolfe to take the fourth spot. Just three circuits later, Rahmer pounced again, this time taking the third position from TJ Stutts.

Traffic came into play for the first time on lap 13 which slowed Smith’s pace at the front of the field, ultimately allowing Brian Brown, who raced in the runner-up spot the entire distance, and Rahmer to catch Smith in a hurry. The very next circuit, Rahmer advanced in the running order yet again, this time beating Brian Brown in a drag race off of turn four to complete lap 14. A caution on lap 15 for a slowing Tyler Esh halted the feature field yet again allowing Rahmer to catch his breath. Due to the number of combined laps completed, the main event’s second caution resulted in a fuel stop.

During the five minute open red stop, Ryan Smith’s team noticed a hole in their right-rear tire. Instead of replacing the tire and forfeiting the lead, the team decided to plug the hole and attempt to finish the final 16 circuits. The decision proved to be worth $10,000, but not without a fight from Freddie Rahmer.

The field returned to green with Ryan Smith in control once again over Rahmer, Brown, Wolfe and Stutts. Although the action was limited for the next few circuits, it was what happened after the feature’s third and final caution on lap 23 that created the stir at the front of the field. When the green lights kicked back on, so did Freddie Rahmer, instantly applying pressure on Smith as the pair completed lap 23. By lap 24, Rahmer was all over the ‘Kunkletown Kid,’ actually pulling even with Smith to create a side-by-side battle for the lead.

Although the wheel-to-wheel battle ended in Smith’s favor, Rahmer was far from raising the white flag. The recent All Star winner at Port Royal Speedway threw everything he had at Smith for the next three circuits, pounding the cushion as Smith ran the bottom, nearly driving around Smith in turn four on three consecutive occasions. Despite Rahmer’s mad attempts, Smith prevailed, eventually pulling away to a 1.3 second advantage at the final checkers.

“I really wasn’t sure where to go there after that last restart,” Ryan Smith explained. “During the fuel stop, my crew was actually telling me to run the bottom, but I was so comfortable running the top. I knew Freddie [Rahmer] was going to be good, but if he was that good, he was going to have to drive around me.”

Only two events remain on the 2018 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 schedule including a stop at the legendary Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, on Saturday, September 22. Joining all three divisions of USAC, Tony Stewart’s All Stars will help headline the 37th running of the 4-Crown Nationals which will also feature the USAC National Midgets, USAC National Sprint Cars and the USAC Silver Crown Series. The 4-Crown Nationals weekend at The Big E will actually begin on Friday, September 21, with World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series competition.

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Contingency Awards/Results:
Selinsgrove Speedway - September 15, 2018:
Jim Nace Memorial/36th Annual National Open
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 31 entrants
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Brian Brown - 16.159 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Aaron Reutzel - 15.876 seconds
Ford Performance Heat #1: Chad Kemenah
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Lucas Wolfe
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Greg Hodnett
Mobil 1 Heat #4: Dave Blaney
JE Pistons Dash #1: Ryan Smith
WIX Filters Dash #2: TJ Stutts
Classic Ink USA B-Main: Cale Conley
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Ryan Smith
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Freddie Rahmer (+6)
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)


Group (A)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 15.876; 2. 21-Brian Brown, 15.992; 3. 44-Trey Starks, 16.211; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 16.351; 5. 5T-Tyler Reeser, 16.390; 6. 39M-Anthony Macri, 16.439; 7. 35-Tyler Esh, 16.664; 8. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 99.000

Group (B)
1. 11-Ryan Smith, 16.087; 2. 11T-TJ Stutts, 16.091; 3. 24-Lucas Wolfe, 16.149; 4. 20-Ryan Taylor, 16.405; 5. 17B-Steve Buckwalter, 16.490; 6. 3G-Carson Macedo, 16.618; 7. 11S-Jim Shuster, 16.823; 8. 10-Joe Kata, 17.437

Group (C)
1. 48-Danny Dietrich, 16.158; 2. 33-Jared Esh, 16.214; 3. 27-Greg Hodnett, 16.228; 4. 1R-Kyle Reinhardt, 16.255; 5. 4-Brock Zearfoss, 16.275; 6. 7K-Cale Conley, 16.500; 7. 8S-Trenton Sheaffer, 16.663; 8. 9-Ryan Linder, 17.024

Group (D)
1. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 16.092; 2. 13-Paul McMahan, 16.133; 3. 70-Dave Blaney, 16.177; 4. 29-Jason Shultz, 16.219; 5. 12-Blane Heimbach, 16.292; 6. 49-Mallie Shuster, 16.972; 7. 33W-Michael Walter, 17.122

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 10H-Chad Kemenah [1]; 2. 21-Brian Brown [3]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 4. 39M-Anthony Macri [6]; 5. 35-Tyler Esh [7]; 6. 44-Trey Starks [2]; 7. 5T-Tyler Reeser [5]; 8. 22-Brandon Spithaler [8]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 24-Lucas Wolfe [2]; 2. 11-Ryan Smith [4]; 3. 11T-TJ Stutts [3]; 4. 3G-Carson Macedo [6]; 5. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [5]; 6. 11S-Jim Shuster [7]; 7. 10-Joe Kata [8]; 8. 20-Ryan Taylor [1]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 27-Greg Hodnett [2]; 2. 1R-Kyle Reinhardt [1]; 3. 4-Brock Zearfoss [5]; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich [4]; 5. 33-Jared Esh [3]; 6. 7K-Cale Conley [6]; 7. 8S-Trenton Sheaffer [7]; 8. 9-Ryan Linder [8]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 70-Dave Blaney [2]; 2. 51-Freddie Rahmer [4]; 3. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 4. 12-Blane Heimbach [5]; 5. 29-Jason Shultz [1]; 6. 33W-Michael Walter [7]; 7. 49-Mallie Shuster [6]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 11-Ryan Smith [2]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah [1]; 3. 27-Greg Hodnett [3]; 4. 70-Dave Blaney [4]; 5. 87-Aaron Reutzel [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 11T-TJ Stutts [1]; 2. 21-Brian Brown [3]; 3. 24-Lucas Wolfe [2]; 4. 51-Freddie Rahmer [5]; 5. 1R-Kyle Reinhardt [4]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 7K-Cale Conley [2]; 2. 8S-Trenton Sheaffer [5]; 3. 33W-Michael Walter [4]; 4. 9-Ryan Linder [8]; 5. 10-Joe Kata [7]; 6. 49-Mallie Shuster [6]; 7. 11S-Jim Shuster [3]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 11-Ryan Smith [1]; 2. 51-Freddie Rahmer [8]; 3. 21-Brian Brown [4]; 4. 24-Lucas Wolfe [6]; 5. 11T-TJ Stutts [2]; 6. 10H-Chad Kemenah [3]; 7. 27-Greg Hodnett [5]; 8. 12-Blane Heimbach [14]; 9. 48-Danny Dietrich [13]; 10. 13-Paul McMahan [11]; 11. 87-Aaron Reutzel [9]; 12. 29-Jason Shultz [18]; 13. 3G-Carson Macedo [16]; 14. 70-Dave Blaney [7]; 15. 39M-Anthony Macri [15]; 16. 7K-Cale Conley [21]; 17. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [19]; 18. 33-Jared Esh [17]; 19. 8S-Trenton Sheaffer [22]; 20. 4-Brock Zearfoss [12]; 21. 35-Tyler Esh [20]; 22. 9-Ryan Linder [24]; 23. 1R-Kyle Reinhardt [10]; 24. 33W-Michael Walter [23]
Lap Leaders: Ryan Smith (1-30)

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after Selinsgrove Speedway on 9/15/2018)
1. Aaron Reutzel - 5312
2. Carson Macedo - 5296
3. Chad Kemenah - 5198
4. Paul McMahan - 5048
5. Dave Blaney - 4878
6. Cale Conley - 4620
7. Brandon Spithaler - 4320
8. Tyler Esh - 4056
9. Jac Haudenschild - 3952
10. Parker Price-Miller - 3848

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1:
All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015. In 2018, MAVTV Motorsports Network will be the official television home of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 and will broadcast eight high-profile events.

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ASCS National Sprint Series

Blane Heimbach Prevails With Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series At Selinsgrove Speedway

SELINSGROVE, Penn. (May 5, 2018) Becoming the 141st winner with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by, three-time Selinsgrove Speedway track champion, Blane Heimbach, put on a dominating performance to pocket $5,000, plus a $500 bonus thanks to Mach1 Chassis, at Selinsgrove Speedway on Saturday night.
Beating the rain by minutes to wrap up the 11 Oaks Farm Battle of the Groves, Heimbach was greeted by roaring applause as he exited his car on the front stretch. An emotional moment for Blane, the driver of the Goff Racing No. 12 choked back tears when he addressed the crowd and dedicated the race to his friend, Craig Vanhorn.

"That race meant more to me than anyone here will know. I lost a crew member that has been with me since I started, and this is the first Sprint Car race I've won without him here. I'm not easy to work with or for, but I've had a group of guys that have helped me for a long time, and this winter just seemed like it was trial after trial with people having health issues, then losing one of my best guys, we've just started piecing together a new crew," stated Blane.

"After working with somebody for 20 years, you don't even have to really talk. He knows what you want, and you know what he's going to do so working through that, it's been troublesome at times. I really took for granted over the years how good I had it and this just makes me appreciate what they've done, and how long they've been with me."

Earning the front row with pole sitter, Seth Bergman, through the Heat/Qualifier format, Heimbach jetted into the lead through the first and second turns as Seth was left to fend off Trey Starks. Unable to hold off the charge of the Textron Off-Road No. 44s, the caution gave the Washington native a shot at the lead on Lap 3 but was unable to mount the charge.

Working into slower traffic by the 10th revolution, the Mach1 Chassis No. 12 slipped past the backmarkers with ease. Opening to nearly three seconds over Starks, the No. 44s was able to chip away to bring the advantage to 1.967 seconds at the drop of the checkered flag.

Starks best career finish with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by, the Champion Brands No. 44s was joined on the podium by Davie Franek, who raced through the field from 10th. Posting his seventh top-five finish in just as many starts with the National Tour, Mark Smith crossed fourth in the Mach1 Chassis No. M1. Slipping back from the pole, Seth Bergman completed the top-five and reclaimed the top spot in the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by driver standings.

Derek Locke in sixth was followed by Roger Crockett. Moving up from 12th, Scott Bogucki finished eighth with J.J. Grasso advancing nine positions to pick up the CP-Carrillo Hard Charger of the Night. Blake Hahn rounded out the night's top-ten.

A field of 41 drivers on hand dropped into five Heat Races with Ryan Kissinger, Seth Bergman, Mark Smith, Blake Heimbach, and Mike Walter grabbing wins. Three Hoosier Tire Qualifiers were won by Robbie Stillwaggon, Roger Crockett, and Eddie Strada. A pair of BMRS B-Mains went to Ryan Smith and J.J. Grasso. One point based provisional was used by Skylar Gee. A promoters provisional was awarded by Chad Layton.

The Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by returns to competition with another new facility on the lineup at Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kan. on Wednesday, May 9, followed by the return to Lakeside Speedway on Thursday, May 10 for the McCarthy Auto Group KC Klassic.

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Race Results:
Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour
Capital Renegade United Race Club
Selinsgrove Speedway - Selinsgrove, Penn.
11 Oaks Farm Battle of the Groves
Saturday, May 5, 2018
Car Count: 41

Heat Races (Top 30 in Passing Points advance to Qualifiers)
Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 66-Ryan Kissinger, [1]; 2. 77-Derek Locke, [3]; 3. 44S-Trey Starks, [5]; 4. 63-Josh Weller, [2]; 5. 10X-Ryan Smith, [4]; 6. 35-Chad Layton, [8]; 7. 5G-Curt Michael, [6]; 8. 08-Jason Clauss, [7]; 9. 1-Travis Rilat, [9]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 23-Seth Bergman, [6]; 2. 52-Blake Hahn, [2]; 3. 99K-Cody Keller, [5]; 4. 25-J.J. Grasso, [3]; 5. 77X-Alex Hill, [4]; 6. 45X-Johnny Herrera, [8]; 7. 76-Larry Kelleher, [1]; 8. 55-Alex Vigneault, [7]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. M1-Mark Smith, [1]; 2. 95-Matt Covington, [2]; 3. 11-Roger Crockett, [4]; 4. 42E-Eddie Strada, [5]; 5. 89-Robbie Stillwaggon, [8]; 6. 88C-Chad Miller, [6]; 7. (DNF) X-Dan Mazy, [7]; 8. (DNF) 5J-Jamie Ball, [3]

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 12-Blane Heimbach, [2]; 2. 21-Robbie Price, [1]; 3. 28-Scott Bogucki, [4]; 4. 29-Jason Shultz, [3]; 5. 2C-Wayne Johnson, [7]; 6. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [8]; 7. 44-Chris Martin, [6]; 8. 17W-Harli White, [5]

Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 33W-Mike Walter, [2]; 2. 1W-Eric Tomecek, [1]; 3. 28F-Davie Franek, [3]; 4. 3Z-Ryan Taylor, [7]; 5. 99-Skylar Gee, [6]; 6. 2-Bill Balog, [8]; 7. 67W-Justin Whittall, [5]; 8. 19-Tyler Bear, [4]

Hoosier Tire Qualifiers (Top 16 in Passing Points advance to the A-Feature)
Qualifier 1 (8 Laps): 1. 89-Robbie Stillwaggon, [1]; 2. 44S-Trey Starks, [4]; 3. 1W-Eric Tomecek, [2]; 4. 23-Seth Bergman, [6]; 5. 52-Blake Hahn, [3]; 6. 2C-Wayne Johnson, [7]; 7. 99-Skylar Gee, [8]; 8. 66-Ryan Kissinger, [5]; 9. 45X-Johnny Herrera, [9]; 10. 77X-Alex Hill, [10]

Qualifier 2 (8 Laps): 1. 11-Roger Crockett, [2]; 2. 28F-Davie Franek, [1]; 3. 12-Blane Heimbach, [6]; 4. M1-Mark Smith, [5]; 5. 95-Matt Covington, [3]; 6. 25-J.J. Grasso, [7]; 7. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [9]; 8. 63-Josh Weller, [8]; 9. 99K-Cody Keller, [4]; 10. 88C-Chad Miller, [10]

Qualifier 3 (8 Laps): 1. 42E-Eddie Strada, [1]; 2. 77-Derek Locke, [5]; 3. 21-Robbie Price, [3]; 4. 28-Scott Bogucki, [2]; 5. 2-Bill Balog, [10]; 6. 10X-Ryan Smith, [9]; 7. 29-Jason Shultz, [7]; 8. 35-Chad Layton, [8]; 9. 33W-Mike Walter, [6]; 10. (DNF) 3Z-Ryan Taylor, [4]

BMRS B-Main (Top 6 advance to the A-Feature)
B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 10X-Ryan Smith, [1]; 2. 29-Jason Shultz, [4]; 3. 66-Ryan Kissinger, [2]; 4. 63-Josh Weller, [5]; 5. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [3]; 6. 76-Larry Kelleher, [11]; 7. 77X-Alex Hill, [7]; 8. 44-Chris Martin, [9]; 9. 19-Tyler Bear, [10]; 10. (DNF) X-Dan Mazy, [6]; 11. (DNF) 08-Jason Clauss, [8]; (DNS) 3Z-Ryan Taylor, ; (DNS) 5J-Jamie Ball,

B Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 25-J.J. Grasso, [1]; 2. 45X-Johnny Herrera, [5]; 3. 33W-Mike Walter, [2]; 4. 35-Chad Layton, [4]; 5. 99-Skylar Gee, [3]; 6. 5G-Curt Michael, [7]; 7. 1-Travis Rilat, [10]; 8. 17W-Harli White, [9]; 9. 88C-Chad Miller, [6]; 10. 67W-Justin Whittall, [8]; (DNS) 99K-Cody Keller, ; (DNS) 55-Alex Vigneault,

Protect the Harvest A-Feature:
A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 12-Blane Heimbach, [2]; 2. 44S-Trey Starks, [4]; 3. 28F-Davie Franek, [10]; 4. M1-Mark Smith, [7]; 5. 23-Seth Bergman, [1]; 6. 77-Derek Locke, [3]; 7. 11-Roger Crockett, [5]; 8. 28-Scott Bogucki, [12]; 9. 25-J.J. Grasso, [18]; 10. 52-Blake Hahn, [14]; 11. 42E-Eddie Strada, [8]; 12. 10X-Ryan Smith, [17]; 13. 2-Bill Balog, [13]; 14. 95-Matt Covington, [15]; 15. 89-Robbie Stillwaggon, [6]; 16. 2C-Wayne Johnson, [16]; 17. 21-Robbie Price, [9]; 18. 35-Chad Layton, [24]; 19. 45X-Johnny Herrera, [20]; 20. 66-Ryan Kissinger, [21]; 21. 33W-Mike Walter, [22]; 22. 99-Skylar Gee, [23]; 23. 1W-Eric Tomecek, [11]; 24. (DNF) 29-Jason Shultz, [19]
Lap Leader(s): Blane Heimbach 1-25
CP-Carrillo Hard Charger: J.J. Grasso +9
FSR High Point Driver: Seth Bergman
Provisional(s): Skylar Gee / Chad Layton (Promoter)

2018 ASCS National Driver Points (Top 15): 1. Seth Bergman 709; 2. Johnny Herrera 679; 3. Wayne Johnson 674; 4. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 667; 5. Blake Hahn 642; 6. Roger Crockett 638; 7. Matt Covington 622; 8. Scott Bogucki 588; 9. Skylar Gee 580; 10. Jamie Ball 553; 11. Robbie Price 540; 12. Travis Rilat 516; 13. Harli White 504; 14. Alex Hill 489; 15. Chris Martin 456;

2018 ASCS National Tour Wins: Roger Crockett - 1 (3/16 - Devil's Bowl Speedway); Seth Bergman - 1 (4/6 - Texas Motor Speedway); Brady Bacon - 1 (4/7 - Texas Motor Speedway); Matt Covington - 1 (4/27 - Paducah International Raceway); Greg Hodnett - 1 (5/4 - Williams Grove Speedway) ; Blake Heimbach - 1 (5/5 - Selinsgrove Speedway);